I'm Joshua Hunter. I'm a husband, father, programmer, and volunteer firefighter. I'm lucky enough to live with my family and our dog on beautiful Fidalgo Island.
I'm a freelance programmer working with small businesses and non-profits to solve problems with custom software, integrations, and webapps. I specialize in moving critical business functions out of Excel spreadsheets and into database-backed applications where the data can be backed up, accessed by multiple people, and integrated with other systems. If you think I might be able to help your business, please get in touch.
Prior to that I was a system and network admin for a small telecom company. Getting my hands dirty pulling cable, managing servers, helping users, configuring routers and switches, and well doing just about everything that needed doing.
Looking for a way to give back to my community I joined the Mt Erie Fire Department in 2012. I'm currently the Assistant Chief for the department, IFSAC Firefighter I, EMT-B, and wildland fire fighter. We handle over 300 calls per year. Mostly medical, but with a good mix of vehicle incidents, wild fires, hazmat, and structure fires. Given my professional skills I also help out with all things IT including building and maintaining our website.
I enjoy the training and the work. You'd be hard pressed to find a better group of people to spend the most challenging hours of your life with. Why so many of those hours have to be 3 AM, I can't say.